A woman was wounded in a shooting heard by East St. Louis officers who were in the police department’s parking lot early Saturday, according to television reports.
The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting on Main Street in downtown East St. Louis.
East St. Louis Sgt. Randall Kelly told KMOV-Channel 4 that he and another officer heard the gunfire. The woman was in a Nissan Rogue when she was struck by bullets fired from someone in a red car, whose driver fled the scene. The car may have been a Ford Taurus.
East St. Louis Sgt. Randall Perry told KTVI-Channel 2 that the incident that prompted the shooting apparently occurred elsewhere in the city.
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The victim suffered wounds to her lower body and hand. The Nissan Rogue had at least eight bullet holes.
The Illinois State Police were called to assist in the investigation.